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    Quote Originally Posted by gravedigger View Post
    the head broke off in the mod screw,try a good shot of air and see if it will blow its self out.
    I'll give that a whirl. Looks like it might be a touch twisted also so I'm sure that doesn't help it any. Gonna try a few things and worst case drill out the screw from the bottom and replace it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droppixel View Post
    I'll give that a whirl. Looks like it might be a touch twisted also so I'm sure that doesn't help it any. Gonna try a few things and worst case drill out the screw from the bottom and replace it.
    some times it works and alot of times it does not.lol.in the end a drill might just be the ticket

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    Maybe try a left handed drill bit? We have them here at our truck shop and use them on occasion when a blot head snaps off. Usually will start a bit and grab the bolt and back it out.

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    Just out of curiosity which bow is it? If it's one with te plastic module then just drill the head off the screw. If you mess up the module I'll send you a new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    Just out of curiosity which bow is it? If it's one with te plastic module then just drill the head off the screw. If you mess up the module I'll send you a new one.
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    I second the left hand drill method. used it countless times in the power plant to even remove tough stainless steel fasteners that are extremely tough to get out.

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    If the screw is sticking out far enough out the back, try using plyers and unscrew it that way. If you can get the head far enough above the hole, then you could use the plyers on the head to keep unscrewing it.

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    mod.jpg

    For those that can't picture it, this is what I'm working with. I'd like to get the allen head out and save the mod screw if I can - otherwise, I'll use the bit to drill out the screw itself from the backside and find a replacement.
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    We're you trying to tighten or loosen the mod screw when it broke? The left handed drill bit might break the head loose in the screw or at least back the screw out where you could work on it easier. Get it away from your string and cables anyway. Would be the way I would go at it.

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